Money Time. The Europa League quarter-final stage kicked off tonight (Monday) with two formidable games. Manchester United meet Copenhagen (Live Sports 1), While at the same time Inter face off against Peter Boss’ tough Leverkusen (Live Sports 4).
As is well known, in light of the outbreak of the corona virus in recent months and the postponement of the factory, the last eight teams left in the battle for the title flew to Germany for an expedited final tournament. There will of course not be reciprocal games, but one single knockout game – which means that already tonight we will get the first two newcomers to the semi-finals.
Manchester United – Copenhagen 0: 0 (live on Sport1)
The Red Devils got on paper the most comfortable rival they could have won in the quarter-finals, hoping not to stumble in a game held at Cologne’s home stadium, with the winner at the meeting meeting the winner between Wolves and Sevilla, who will play tomorrow. The Danes are hoping to register a splash after defeating Bashakshir 0-3 in the quarter-final rematch, while Ola Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will try not to stumble and are certainly absolute favorites in the match. The coach, by the way, has already stated that the goal is to win the factory.
David de Gea remains on the bench while Sergio Romero opens between the posts, with Brandon Williams continuing as left-back to replace the injured Luke Shaw. Beyond that, Solskjaer’s regular squad will open, and includes Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandez, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, among others. From the other side, Guillermo and Arla will open in Copenhagen and meet the ex, also Jonas Alder Wind on the 11th.
23 minutes: An 11-yard free kick was awarded to Manchester United after Bruno Fernandez failed in the box, but the screen referees reviewed the move and overturned the decision.
33 minutes: Mason Greenwood tried to break through the Danish bunker with a kick from outside the box, but the ball was deflected to the corner by an opposing player.
45 minutes: Greenwood finally managed to find the net, but in the replay it was clear that the striker got the ball in a different position and the goal was disqualified.
Inter – Leverkusen 1: 2 (live in Sport 4)
A huge battle at Düsseldorf Stadium. Antonio Conte’s Narazzi have once again failed to win any titles in the Italian arena this season, and are trying to go all the way to the factory. In front of them is a strong and tough opponent in the form of Levkosen under the guidance of Peter Boss, ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv. The team that will qualify for the semi-finals will meet the winner between Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk of Manor Solomon, who will meet tomorrow. Lautro Martinez will open at Inter alongside Romulo Lukaku, while Christian Eriksen and Alexis Sanchez remain on the bench. On the other hand, Kai Haberz, the biggest star of the Germans, will of course rise at 11 alongside Musa Diaby and Kevin Poland, who complete a fine offensive squad.
15 minutes: Martinez got a ball on the left line and left in the heel Liang who continued to Lukaku, the Belgian turned and kicked but was stopped by the defense, the rebound came to Barla who sent it with the outside of the shoe to the far corner – 0: 1 to Inter.
20 minutes: Laotro continued to abuse defending Leverkusen, passing a player on the right wing and leaving for Barla who missed. The move continued and Young again put a deep ball to Lukaku, who held his guard on his back and rolled in a round inside – 0: 2 to Inter.
25 minutes: Two minutes after the Belgian striker missed an opportunity to score Inter’s third, Haberz brought the Germans back into the game – his double pass with Poland left the tie alone against Handanovic, Haberz did not miss and kicked in to set up 2:1.
28 minutes: Inter received a penalty after a touchdown by Sinkgraben in the box, but the VAR called on the referee to reconsider the move and the penalty kick was canceled.
50 minutes: Young passed a wide ball from the left side, it hit a pass and got to the feet of Giallardini, who missed an opportunity to score from close range.
54 min: Giallardini burst in a dribble and covered about 25 meters all the way to the field, but was stopped for a corner just before he released a kick to the frame.